Richard Scott Larson holds an MFA from New York University and a BA from Hunter College. He also earned an MA in Humanities and Social Thought at NYU.
His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Electric Literature, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Joyland, Slant Magazine, Hobart, Wigleaf, Booth, failbetter, Strange Horizons, Eclectica, Publishers Weekly, and other venues. His work has also recently earned notice in the Best American Essays series, and his short fiction has been reprinted twice in Wilde Stories: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction, anthologized in Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Science Fiction (a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award), longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50, and honorably mentioned in The Best Horror of the Year. He was an Assistant Editor of the “Queers Destroy Fantasy!” issue of Lightspeed Magazine, and his recently completed memoir examining the intersections of queerness and horror in the context of his closeted childhood has received fellowships and support from the Vermont Studio Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.
Born and raised in the sprawling western suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, he now lives in Brooklyn and works for the Expository Writing Program at NYU.